Friday, 21 June 2013

The Last Word or Drop Dead Gorgeous

What is there to say about this
except to ask who missed the beat,
who thought the time was right,
that no one who mattered much would care?
This is only what happens when capital is king
and his handmaids are dressed up for their destruction.
There is nothing new or tasteless here;
only someone goes, too quickly, too far.  


Vice magazine suicide themed photoshoot

©Abigail Wyatt

Abigail Wyatt lives near Redruth in Cornwall where she writes poetry and short fiction and clings to the last shred of her sanity.


4 comments:

  1. Well said. This is absolutely ghastly - whoever thought it was a good idea?

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    1. Thanks, Little Nell. I saw the spread before they pulled the pictures. It made me so angry.

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  2. I enjoyed reading this poem, Abi - particularly 'This is only what happens when capital is king
    and his handmaids are dressed up for their destruction.' You bring home this atrocity in a tightly packed piece of work.

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  3. Thanks, Carolyn. I appreciate your support. :-)

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